The west coast of Scotland
and the rocky Hebrides
islands are the ancient home of the Cumine family. The root of their name is a Breton personal name
. Cumine is a patronymic
surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames
. This surname comes from a Breton personal name
, which contained the first component, cam,
which means bent or crooked. The name came to England
with the Norman settlers after William the Conqueror's success at the Battle of Hastings. It was not long, however, before many members of the Cumine family became dissatisfied with William's rule. In rebellion, many of them fled north, into Scotland
, where they were granted lands by King Malcolm Canmore. In Scotland, this family settled in the county of Northumberland
, beginning in 1070.
Early Origins of the Cumine family
The surname Cumine was first found in Norfolk
, and Yorkshire
, in the 12th and 13th centuries. Robert of Comyn (Comines,) (died 1069) was a noble who accompanied William the Conqueror and was made Earl of Northumberland
. "He so commended himself to the king by his military skill that he was chosen at the end of 1068 for the difficult task of reducing the north of England
to obedience. William I conferred on him the earldom of Northumberland
, vacant by the flight of Gospatric. Comin was the founder of the family of Comyn, many of whom played an important part in the history of Scotland." CITATION[CLOSE]
Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
Later, John Comyn (Cumyn) (c. 1215-1275) was Lord of Badenoch in Scotland and justiciar of Galloway in 1258. He founded and started the construction of Blair Castle with a tower in 1269. He was nephew of Alexander Comyn, Earl of Buchan, Constable of Scotland, and of Walter Comyn, Earl of Mentieth.
Early History of the Cumine family
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Cumine Spelling Variations
were extremely common in medieval names, since scribes from that era recorded names according to sound rather than a standard set of rules. Cumine has appeared in various documents spelled Cumin, Cumins, Cumine, Cummin, Cummins, Cummine, Comings, Comins, Commin and many more.
Early Notables of the Cumine family (pre 1700)
Notable among the family at this time was John Comyn (died 1274), was justiciar of Galloway
, the son of Richard Comyn and nephew of the powerful Walter Comyn, Earl of Menteith. His son John Comyn the Elder (died 1300), of Badenoch, 'claimant to the Scottish throne,' was the second son of... Another 69 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cumine Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cumine family to Ireland
Some of the Cumine family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 142 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cumine family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Cumine Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- William T. Cumine, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Persia" in 1860
Contemporary Notables of the name Cumine (post 1700)
- Major Sir George Cumine Strahan KCMG (1838-1887), British military officer and colonial administrator, Governor of Tasmania (1881 to 1886)
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- ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print